Daniel Buckley – 20 Arizona Images

Selected photography of Daniel Buckley

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Union soldiers carry the American flag

Union soldiers carry the American flag

1. American flag: Union soldiers carry the flag.

Image from a historic reenactment at Picacho Peak State Park in Picacho Peak, Arizona on 03/13/2005. The Battle of Picacho Peak was the westernmost battle of the American Civil War.

 

 

 

 

Saguaros 1

Giant saguaro cactus reaches for rain

2. Saguaros 1:

Giant saguaro cactus on the San Xavier Tohono O’odham reservation, September 2011.

The iconic giant saguaro cactus is found only in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and northern Mexico.

 

 

 

 

Jim Griffith and Mia Hansen

Jim Griffith and Mia Hansen

3. Jim Griffith and Mia Hansen:

Folklorist Jim Griffith started Tucson Meet Yourself in 1974 as a festival celebrating the traditions and cultures of people living in southern Arizona. When he retired, Mia Hansen took over as director of Tucson Meet Yourself.

 

 

Ballet Folklórico Tapatio

Ballet Folklórico Tapatio

4. Ballet Folklórico Tapatio

Tucson, Arizona is a town brimming with mariachi and folklórico talent. Even so, Ballet Folklórico Tapatio is a cut above the rest for its range of regional styles, colorful choreography and peerless execution.

 

Ocotillo blossom

Ocotillo blossom

5. Ocotillo Blossom:

The thorny ocotillo is a common fixture in the Sonoran Desert, its narrow stalks frequently used as living fencing. It’s bright red blossom is a burst of extraordinary beauty, here seen popping out of the arts district of Tubac, Arizona.

 

 

Parking garage art

Parking garage art

6. Parking garage art:

One of the great things about living in Tucson, Arizona is the fact that all government funded construction has a public art component. Here is artwork by Tucson artist Daniel Martin Diaz on a new parking garage being built at Fourth Avenue and Congress.

 

 

 

Martinis

Martinis

7. Martinis

Nothing’s quite as great as enjoying a monsoon storm from the patio of the Arizona Inn, over a martini.

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Augustine Cathedral

St. Augustine Cathedral

8. St. Augustine Cathedral

One of the most beautiful landmarks in downtown Tucson is St. Augustine Cathedral. Over the past few years, the church has received a detailed facelift, and an outdoor performance gazebo has been added to its courtyard.

 

Laura Milkins

Laura Milkins

9. Laura Milkins

Performance artist Laura Milkins turns her body into a canvas for political discussion, walking the University of Arizona campus in the spring of 2007 and inviting passers-by to write on her. Currently Milkins is doing a piece called “Walking Home” in which she is traveling on foot from Tucson, Arizona to her childhood home in Grand Rapids Michigan, gathering stories and discovering communities along the way.

 

Tucson sunset

Tucson sunset

10. Tucson Sunset

Sunset over the Santa Catalina Mountains, seen from the University of Arizona area in midtown Tucson, Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mariachi lovers

Mariachi lovers

11. Mariachi lovers:

Thousands flock to Reid Park for the Tucson International Mariachi Conference’s Fiesta Garibaldi to watch local and national talent perform.

 

 

 

 

Lalo Guerrero at San Xavier

Lalo Guerrero at San Xavier

12. Lalo Guerrero at San Xavier:

Tucson-born “Father of Chicano Music” Lalo Guerrero returns to San Xavier Mission, where his family came on foot to pray for sick family members when he was a child. The 2004 photo shows the state of exterior restoration, still ongoing now.

 

 

 

San Xavier Mission 2011

San Xavier Mission 2011

13. San Xavier Mission 2011:

The majestic San Xavier del Bac Mission is continuing its exterior restoration program. The western tower is now complete, the east still remains unfinished. The restoration is using regional materials of the type featured in its original construction.

 

 

Spanish colonial era artifacts

Spanish colonial era artifacts

14. Spanish colonial era artifacts:

Rarely-shown artifacts dating back to Spanish colonial times, from the private collection of the Arizona State Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

Miguel Ortega (right) with Roberto Bedoya

Miguel Ortega (right) with Roberto Bedoya

15. Miguel Ortega, Roberto Bedoya

Tucson City Council staffer Miguel Ortega (right) talks theater with Tucson Pima Arts Council director Roberto Bedoya.

 

 

 

 

Baby Longhorn Sheep

Baby Longhorn Sheep

16. Baby Longhorn Sheep

A newborn longhorn sheep, roughly three weeks old,  at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.

 

 

 

 

Joanna Frueh in "Goddess of Roses"

Joanna Frueh in "Goddess of Roses"

17. Joanna Frueh:

Performance artist Joanna Frueh at the conclusion of her piece “Goddess of Roses.”

 

 

 

 

Old Arizona Brass Band

Old Arizona Brass Band

18. Old Arizona Brass Band:

The Old Arizona Brass band plays Civil war-era repertoire at a historic reenactment in Picacho Peak, Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the tohono (desert)

In the tohono (desert)

19. In the Tohono (desert)

Desert plants on the San Xavier Tohono O’odham Reservation just south of Tucson, Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

Ronstadt family at Lalo Guerrero memorial

Ronstadt family at Lalo Guerrero memorial

20. Ronstadt Family sings

Members of the Ronstadt family (l-r Michael, John, Linda, Peter and Suzy) perform at the Tucson memorial service for Lalo Guerrero. Guerrero was a close family friend of the Ronstadts, and one of Linda’s most treasured childhood memories is being serenaded by Lalo Guerrero on her second birthday.

 

~ by Daniel Buckley on September 6, 2011.

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